John Goodman says he 'felt bad' about the reboot cancelation

 John Goodman says he 'felt bad' about the reboot cancelation

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John Goodman says he doesn't feel guilty about speaking up in support of Roseanne Barr following her shoot from the Roseanne reboot.

The Righteous Gemstones star, 71, opened up concerning the show's swift cancelation in 2018 following Barr's racist tweet contrasting Valerie Jarrett, a Black aide to the former head of state Barack Obama, to a mock. Speaking about diversity at the Monte Carlo Television Festival, Goodman confirmed he has no regrets about his decision to publicly statement that Barr is "not a racist."

“No. At the time I remember going to some kind of junket where they saw the pilot, and then the interviews, and it just roll into attack. And that made me very disagreeable with them just attacking Roseanne," shared Goodman, who reprised his role of family patriarch Dan in the bootstap, which continued to follow the working-class Conner family. The show, which finish its original run in 1997, proved to be successful in the ratings until Barr's tweets hit the internet. Though the abc series had been picked up for a 2 seasons, the fallout resulted in its cancelation.

“Yeah, I felt nasty for her," Goodman continued. "I just sense horrific about the entire thing. You know, we own a good time. And I like her. She just her retain soul.”

Goodman currently stars in ABC"s The Conners, the Roseanne spinoff which just ended its fifth season. The chain, which premiered about five months after the reboot's 2018 cancelation, does not theme Barr, whose character Roseanne has died from an opioid overdose after running into chronic knee pain.

When asked if he would work with Barr, seventy, again, Goodman said, "I don't know."

"If she’d liked to … I just don’t know. I miss her,” he said. “I wish her well.”
Back in 2018, Goodman told the Sunday Times he “was upset at the response" to Barr's tweets. "And that’s likely all I should say concerning that … I know for a truth that she’s not a racist.” He also noted that Barr was “going through hell” as a result of her taking action.

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